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A Good Day to Die

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529415216

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 7th July 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘Action-packed, gripping, and wildly entertaining’ Adam Hamdy

Meet Pretty Boy. Vengeance is on his mind.

His real name:


His code of conduct:
Don’t be a pawn in someone else’s game.
Never underestimate the enemy.
Above all, survive. There is no glory in death.

His mission:

It’s been ten years since Pretty Boy left the big city – today he’s back. No one knows why, but it’s clear that revenge is on his mind: he is determined to make the person responsible for his exile from the London scene finally pay. But his plans seem derailed when he takes possession of a bracelet, unaware that its original owner has set a high price for its safe return. Suddenly, the hunter becomes the hunted and Pretty Boy will have to find out if it is indeed a ‘good day to die’.

Jam-packed with action, an unforgettable cast of characters and peppered with dry humour, A Good Day to Die marks the arrival of a fresh and exciting new voice in thriller writing.


‘A smart, gritty, action-packed thriller that invokes the spirit of Chester Himes’ William Shaw

‘A cracker of a debut’ Trevor Wood

‘Brutal, striking’ Daily Mail

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Action-packed, gripping, and wildly entertaining, A Good Day To Die is a cracking crime thriller. Amen Alonge is a powerful new voice in thriller writing and a talent to watch
Adam Hamdy, Sunday Times bestselling author
A smart, gritty, action-packed thriller that invokes the spirit of Chester Himes
William Shaw
This is a cracker of a debut, sharp and brutal, with a body count that would make Tarantino blink
Trevor Wood
Expect plenty of punch, some memorable characters and even a dash of humour
Crime Fiction Lover
High octane
Crime Monthly
An action-packed contemporary gangland thriller
BBC Online
In A Good Day To Die the action never stops, the body count is high, but there's also a lot of great humour. Amen Alonge's debut book is a refreshing new addition to the world of British thriller publishing, with a feel of the US cult series The Wire
Melan Mag
A Good Day to Die is a thoughtful and insightful novel and the continuous action feels explosive - often quite literally. The writing is elegant, there's a love of language and the plot superbly crafted... The tension in the plot is maintained in masterly fashion and the level of excitement is fever pitch. A classy debut, the opener for a series that promises to be riveting
Crime Fiction Lover
Seriously gripping from the first page to the last, this fast-paced, action-packed roller-coaster of a thriller comes from an exciting new voice in crime fiction
Dead Good
This brutal but striking debut . . . reeks with authenticity. It is crime-writing with a rap beat - fast, hard, unrelenting . . . the story's honesty and impressive humanity shine through the violence
Daily Mail
Alonge's fine debut is . . . remarkable
Sunday Times
Debut British writer Amen Alonge's A Good Day to Die intriguingly channels the black crime ethos of such US writers as S.A. Cosby, but places its criminal anti-hero in an acerbically realised UK setting
Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

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